NaBloPoMo’s question today is to discuss the best meal I ever cooked.
Okay—so I am typically not much of a cook. I’ve discussed this numerous times. I’m doing good to get Spaghetti O’s and hotdogs on the dinner table. Even ramen noodles can be a challenge for me, mostly because I tend to make them soupier than my kids would like. Nutritious eh? Not so much.
I am pretty good at breakfast stuff, especially cinnamon rolls. You see, during college, I worked at Cindy’s Cinnamon Rolls in the mall—and I learned how to make them darned things taste divine. Of course, if you were to witness the amount of sugar that goes into the icing alone, you would have nightmares about teeth crumbling out of your head—just like me!!!
Okay—disregard that last thought. *evil laughter*
Alas, while there are enough calories in a cinnamon roll to equate to 3 meals, it does not make a meal in itself.
I have a little secret! I know how to make Prime Rib!! Yeah baby!! You see from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we are always going to visit family. We are always having turkey and ham and by Christmas Day for our meal, we are pretty darned tired of Turkey and Ham. So about 6 years ago, we decided to change our Christmas Day menu to Prime Rib. Talk about a game changer!!
And so the art of prime-rib perfection began!!
Our menu usually consists of:
Prime Rib, Baked Potato, Green Bean Casserole, German Noodles, Rolls, and of course dessert. In our house, dessert equates to a couple of pumpkin pies and specialty cheesecakes made by my husband.
And I sometimes, but not always help the hubby cook this entire thing—but mostly I concentrate on the prime rib!!
~~I get to “keep an eye” on it while it cooks.
~~My husband bought a fancy shmancy thermometer so I know exactly when my prime rib is done cooking.
~~Then I get to pull it out of the oven.
And hubby makes these nice cuts and I get to serve our family prime rib like I did everything!!
Aren’t I super special????
Hey—no laughing at me!! It is too cooking!!! HMPH! *pouts*
You know what the best part is about Christmas and having prime rib???
That’s right—Cabernet Sauvignon!! Served with the prime-rib—there could be nothing better!
Oh what perfection!
**Sorry kiddo’s that’s all for Mommy!**
Alright—so admittedly, I am not much of a cook—but I do a good job with babysitting the prime rib when there is a conveniently placed fire extinguisher nearby. Hey think on the bright side, I haven’t had to call out the fire department on Christmas Day yet!!
What is the best meal you’ve ever cooked??